HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA – The Philippine Consulate General
led the Filipino Community in commemorating the 70th Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, at 4pm, National Cemetery of the Pacific
, which is locally known as Punchbowl and serves as a memorial to those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces
In the photo, (from L-R sitting) Senator Daniel Inouye, Philippine Consul General Julius Torres and Congresswoman Mazie Hirono. Photograph courtesy of Rayne Pacific Media.
The Philippine Consulate General and the World War II Fil-Am Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary, Hawaii Chapter, the Philippine Scout Veterans Organization of Hawaii, the First Filipino Infantry Regiment US Army and the Veterans of Foreign Wars extended their invitation to Senator Daniel Inouye, Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Governor Neil Abercrombie and Mayor Peter Carlisle, among others, for them to take part in the solemn commemoration of the said historical day of valor.
In the Philippines, ‘Araw ng Kagitingan’ is held annually on the same day to honor both the ‘Fall of Bataan’ that occurred on that date in 1942 and the ‘Fall of Corregidor’ on May 6 of the same year.
Soldiers lineup to give honor to the heroes in the World War 2. Photograph courtesy of Rayne Pacific Media.
US Pacific Command, the NMCP, and the Philippine Celebrations Coordinating Committee of Hawaii were thanked by the Philippine Consulate General for their valuable support in the hosting of the momentous event that reminds about the valor of those who fought and died during the World War 2.